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AUTHOR: Hope Cochran | AUTHORS: and Ishani Ummat | April 29, 2021

Is your SPAC Just a PIPE Dream? (Previously published on ExtraCrunch). This past year has brought many new developments to a historically traditional process: taking a company public. Many of the standard levers in an initial public offering (IPO) are being redefined as we write. The emergence of direct listings is just one example. Even… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | April 21, 2021

Reflections on UiPath’s journey to IPO. As much as success seems to happen overnight, it rarely does.  If you look at any successful company in the history of the world, there has been a long journey with many ups and downs and multiple near-death experiences before they reach a state of seemingly overnight success. Every… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Scott Jacobson | AUTHORS: and Elisa La Cava | April 14, 2021

There are 20 million single family residences (SFRs) in the United States, more than 19 million of which are owned by 15.5 million “very small investors,” individuals or families who own one or two units. For these rental property owners, there is little in the way of data or technology to help them understand the… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | AUTHORS: and Chris Picardo | April 14, 2021

We are excited to announce our investment in PlexTrac today. Madrona co-led the Series A round with Atlanta-based Noro Moseley Partners and participation from existing investors including StageDot0. We have been working with Dan for nearly a year and we are thrilled to be joining for the next stage of the PlexTrac journey. PlexTrac is… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: S. Somasegar | March 31, 2021

Our core strategy at Madrona is to partner with the best in-class entrepreneurs working on solving huge problems using technology and be there from Day One for the long run. This often means that we engage with entrepreneurs even before they start a company. That is exactly what happened with Common Room and Linda Lian, and… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Oren Etzioni | AUTHORS: and Matt McIlwain | March 18, 2021

Originally published on Startups are leading the way. The introduction of GPT-3 in 2020 was a tipping point for artificial intelligence. In 2021, this technology will power the launch of a thousand new startups and applications. GPT-3 and similar models have brought the power of AI into the hands of those looking to experiment… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Steve Singh | March 8, 2021

I’m excited to announce that John Torrey is joining Madrona as a Venture Partner. I’ve worked with John closely over many years. Hiring him away from a Wall Street firm to come help build Concur was one of the best hiring decisions we made at Concur. John is a builder of businesses and he will… LEARN MORE >

AUTHOR: Steve Singh | March 4, 2021

In every role I’ve ever had, I’ve always wanted the ability to understand my business as it happens. I want to know what’s happening in product development, what features my customers are using, how employee satisfaction is changing, what is happening on the revenue front – all at the moment I want to know it…. LEARN MORE >




In this episode, we team with Madrona Partner, Anu Sharma who hosts her own podcast, Traction, as she talks to the founder of former Madrona portfolio company Heptio,… LEARN MORE >


Strike Graph, a company started by two tech guys, and funded in mid 2020 with just an intern, is now growing and serving customers.  It is also two… LEARN MORE >


The path to building a company (and getting venture funding) can be varied and long and winding.  In the latest Founded and Funded we talk about two of the paths – Startup… LEARN MORE >


For our first Founded & Funded podcast  of the year and Season 4 opener, investor Chris Picardo sat down with co-founder and CEO of on the heels… LEARN MORE >


Last year (yes really!) and this year we had discussions with people who know Madrona well, founders, early team members, and people like Ed… LEARN MORE >